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Afghan-Iran Sign Petroleum Pact

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Kabul (BNA) The Iranian ministry of petroleum and the ministry of ecommerce and industries of Afghanistan by signing of this agreement committed themselves to export one million tons of petroleum products annually to Afghanistan. 
The products include petroleum, gas, fuel for aircrafts and benzene. 
The agreement was signed by Ali Reza Zaiefi Director of National Company of Palaiesh and Promotion of Petroleum Products of Iran and Anwarul Haq Ahadi Minister of Commerce and Industries of Afghanistan. 
Zaiefi said that around 60% to 70% of the agreement is petroleum and gas, and 25 to 30% Benzene and 10% is aircrafts fuel and its prices are specified on the basis of international markets. 
He added that considering the domestic needs of these products, surplus products will be exported and we hope that from the start of the coming year with completion of refineries in Iran export of such products would increase. 
He stressed that we exported petroleum products to Afghanistan in the past as well however, export of Benzene and fuel for aircrafts would start as of the coming year.

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